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Nymphaea colorata

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Nymphaeaceae
Scientific name  Nymphaea colorata
Order  Nymphaeales
Genus  Nymphaea
Rank  Species
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Similar  Nymphaea elegans, Nymphaea micrantha, Nymphaea gigantea, Nymphaea mexicana, Nymphaea capensis

Nymphaea colorata is a water lily that is native to tropical East Africa. It was first described by A. Peter in 1928.

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Description

Nymphaea colorata is day blooming and nonviviparous plant. Its flower has dark blue to violet color and consists of 4-5 sepals and 13-15 petals. The shape is cup-like with a diameter of 11–14 cm. The round leaves are green on the top and have bluish-violet underside. Their size is about 20–23 cm and their spread is 0.9 to 1.8m

Usage

Nymphaea colorata is used as an ornamental flower and has the advantage of having a long flowering period. In addition it even keeps flowering when the temperatures drops to 18 C. It has been used to create several cultivars and hybrids.

References

Nymphaea colorata Wikipedia


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